- About the book
DetailsThis revised and expanded volume examines the intersections of aesthetics and morality and asks what Decadence means to art and society at various moments in British literature. As time passes, the definition of what it takes to be D/decadent changes. The decline from a higher standard, social malaise, aesthetic ennui – all these ideas presume certain facts about the past, the present, and the linear nature of time itself. To reject the past as a given, and to relish the subtleties of present nuance, is the beginning of Decadence. The conflict underlying the contributions to this collection is that of society's moral contempt vis-a-vis the focus on the fleeting present on part of the purportedly decadent artists; who in turn thought the truly decadent to be the stranglehold society maintained on individual interpretation and the interpretation of oneself.
- The author
About the authorPaul Fox (Ph.D. University of Georgia) is an Associate Professor at East Georgia College. He has published articles upon fin de siècle aesthetics, Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde and J. M. Barrie. He is currently completing a book-length study of Decadence and aesthetic time.
Reviews"The vigorous endurance of fin-de-siècle ideas is apparent in this welcome collection of fifteen essays. [.] This collection shows that Decadent studies are in no danger of decline." English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920
- Additional Information
Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Author Shafquat Towheed, Brian Burton, Heather Marcovitch, Ann-Cathrine Nabholz, Michael Catanzaro, Deborah Lutz, Eric Langley, James Whitlark, Bonnie Robinson, Ewa Macura, Sarah Maier, Peter Christensen, Petra Dierkes-Thrun Editor Paul Fox, Koray Melikoglu, Özden Sözalan Number of pages 430 Language English Publication date Mar 1, 2014 Weight (kg) 0.5420 ISBN-13 9783898215732